Bed Post

I’m writing this blog post from bed. Normally, I wouldn’t mention something like that but this happens to be a brand new mattress. After putting it off way too long, we decided to finally bite the bullet and buy a new mattress. A $50 Groupon for $200 off at Mattress Firm helped us narrow down where to do our shopping. We were pleasantly surprised by the not pushy salesman. The first mattress we tried ended up being our favorite even though we tried probably 6 others. And the salesman gave us a good deal; or at least made us feel like we were getting a good deal. We paid around $550 for a queen size Sealy Posturepedic Pillow Top. Feel free to let me know if we got ripped off but we’re feeling pretty good about it.

Oh, and it feels pretty good, too. It’s wonderfully comfortable for back sleeping. We both tend to be side sleepers and the extra padding of a pillow top (memory foam in this case) is better for side sleepers. Our one concern though—and it could be a deal breaker—it’s really hot. Does anyone else out there have experience with a pillow top or a memory foam mattress? It seems to really insulate body heat. We took our 3-in-1 down comforter to just the thinnest layer and we’re still waking up hot several times a night. Not cool. Literally. Please send advice! Will we get used to it?

Random side note: the delivery guys gave us a mint with our receipt. A little white package with the Mattress Firm logo on it. How dumb, I thought. Why a mint? When I finally tore it open after dinner last night, I realized it’s a pillow mint. Brilliant!


5 Responses to Bed Post

  1. Jess says:

    we just bought twin mattress and they told us that memory foam makes you hot and it is very firm if it is really cold in your house.

    • mahlbrandt says:

      Interesting. I was wondering if it was because of a pillow top in general or because the pillow top is memory foam. Still wondering if we’ll get used to it eventually… it’s been 5 nights so far and we’ve woken up sweating every night. (Which is very unusual for both of us.)

  2. Lorraine Mory says:

    Any chance of returning it? Some stores will let you switch, I think. If you’re sweating now, the summer could mean a lot of uncomfortable nights.

  3. Char says:

    We have a pillow top too and we only have sheets on our bed….even in the cold Erie winters!

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